The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday it would give $1 million to the OneOrlando Fund. The monies would be used to assist those affected by the massacre in Orlando.
“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Chapek, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in a prepared statement. “With 74,000 Cast Members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”
In addition Disney is providing complimentary accommodations for the families and friends of the victims.
The OneOrlando Fund was established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in response to the Pulse shooting that claimed the lives of 49 people on Sunday, June 12.
As for Tuesday evening the fund has raised $2.5 million.
The funds will be given to the Central Florida Foundation, who will oversee the distribution.
Visit OneOrlando.org to donate to the fund or for more information. Donations to help the victims and their families are also being accepted through an Equality Florida GoFundMe page and an The Center GoFundMe page.